Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Leah is picking up more words left and right. Her first birthday is approaching SO fast. It makes me crazy. She is also becoming very clingy. Maybe molars? Let's hope because she will mow down Ayla if I am holding her. Poor Ay doesn't get alot of Mommy time.
To make ammense with the previous statement. I took Ayla for a mani-pedi last night. Ha. I went to get my toes done for our trip and thought it would be a special little thing just for her. She is very girly and eats this kind of thing up! (I have a couple phone pics- we'll see if it works out to post)
Said trip is SO soon I am salivating. Still not totally finished packing and since there is a heat wave coming to IN while we are gone I had to repack the girls! Too bad the great weather could have waited for us. Oh well. The girls will love being outdoors! If our parents don't take pictures Im gonna cry.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I don't get time to blog and my brain is so mushy I don't know what Id blog about. Thankful Thursday... will happen. Just maybe having to take a couple weeks off.
This week (even with dance done) has been another busy one. I worked on the pep session. That was fun. We were able to have Meredith come play for a little bit. Courti made her hair pretty. Ayla has adjusted to her big girl bed, and is sleeping even longer in the am. It has to be more comfortable! I finished taping and primed over the green stripe and added the white stripes (with primer). The plan is this weekend to get the white painting done. That is the biggest part. My friend Jessie said her hub tore apart Kate (to-be)'s bathroom and wished he'd just paint! ha I thought that was funny because that same night Jeff took out Ayla's toilet to prep the floor for the tile that has sat in our garage for over a year. It never surprises me that Jeff and Dusty are doing similar things. They are funny. But, very handy husbands!! That I am thankful for! As for now, I am enjoying not having to clean that bathroom for this week. Hopefully, the paint will get done and we'll concentrate on the bathroom after.
All the while, I have done all the planning for Leah's 1st birthday party. Sad face. I seriously see her grow more and more everyday. She has picked up on many more signs, loves to play, pushing her naps around, and weaning off the bottle/formula. She had her first cup of soy milk this week. Ayla is nearing 3 and super excited about her princess party! As we've approached this mark she is acting out a little bit. That really isn't her. I have changed a little bit of how I handle her to see if she snaps back. She has always been very easy to displine. I thought she was cutting her nap out, so we went to "rest" time. That has worked bc she 'reads' books and after an hour if she's still awake she comes out. I just got her out and looked down and she's asleep on my arm. Aw. Guess Mama is right, she still needs to nap!!
Today has been particularly interesting. I have been trying to prepare Ayla that Mommy & Daddy will be going on a trip soon. She says she is excited about staying with her gparents. But is more concerned with when we are going to the basketball game! ha Too cute. As my trip draws near my heart pains for my babies- who undoubtedly will be fine and better than fine.
In 24 hours alone I have made no bake cookies, homemade banana bread muffins, and choc chip oatmeal snack bars. All of which are delish and probably not the best for my soon-to-be-on-the-beach body. Oh well, they don't know me there. I am guessing the cooking has been cathartic or maybe its just keeping my mind off of the endless packing left to do. I did start packing today snacks, the girls, and us are all underway.
I cried today as I rocked my littlest. As my tear fell, she reached up and touched it and smiled. It was the best part of my week....
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Now that dance is over (for a bit) things are flying off my list.
Like putting Ayla's room under construction. We are changing her room to a "big girl" room on a budget.
Some painting to be done (see painters tape), molding will be hung, and a little update in the bathroom We were able to move her toddler bed to a full size tonight. Ayla was jumping up and down she was so excited. One of those moments I wish I had on video. So take a good look at it now because hopefully it will be dramatically different sooooon.
(ps. she's pretending to sleep.. so funny)
What are the other projects on my to-do list you may ask?
Great, thanks for asking.
A couple small house projects. You may remember that little Miss is having a first birthday soon. And Mommy loves to plan parties. This big day happens to fall a few days after we get back from our anniversary trip. Yes, trip. Most of us Mama's know what going on a trip means. Even if your kids aren't going with you they have to be packed for wherever they are going and whatever they are doing! Our kids will be with both sets of grandparents during the stay of our (very short) trip. Meaning two clothing bags, two snack bags, two emergency lists, two of most things.... Despite all the twos- the one thing I am pysched about is THE BEACH! :) Don't mention to me that I'll be without my girls. Tears may start to fall... and its just too early for that. A few weeks after we get back and throw Leah a party is Ayla's party.
Hope everyone is enjoying spring and getting things off your to-do list, too.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I am thankful today because I have children to hold when others are struggling with the loss of a baby, another negative pregnacy test, and trying to explain what "no cure" is to a 3 year old. I know our trouble will come. And I know my God will be right there.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Today we got up early(er x10). I headed to church to set up for service. I choreographed for 2 of my girls to do a praise dance. It turned out really great. Once I figure out how to do vids on here I will share.
Otherwise, I feel like I can barely keep my eyes open. Id like my hour back please. We're heading to small group in a few. Looking forward to bed tonight! Another busy week getting ready for our State Championships next sat!
Hope you all had a great weekend....
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Swings are always a fave
Faces of the guilty? Cute, guilty faces...
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I have been checking the weather and Wowza am I excited for this weekend!!! I believe Leah's first trip to the park as a big girl is in order. We have family coming in town, too. I can't wait to see my lil nephew Ridge! We hate not seeing some family as much as we'd like.
Tonight I made spaghetti & meatballs with homemade breadsticks. Ayla is a huge help in the kitchen. She helped roll out the dough and brush it with butter. They were pretty delish! Tonight was also Leah's first time eating spaghetti. Have I told you... she is a Good eater!!